Whether it’s playing your favorite tunes, engaging with social media while on the go, making every gallon of gas go further, or driving a car that surrounds you in safety, today’s 2015 and 2016 Hondas for sale in Phoenix at your Valley Honda Dealers take technology further than ever before.
Honda Innovation Takes The Lead
Honda is a world leader in designing and engineering smarter, safer, more powerful, and more fuel- efficient vehicles that achieve new benchmarks for cutting-edge innovation. In fact, Honda introduced the “CVCC” engine back in 1974. At the time, it set new standards for reduced emissions and excellent fuel economy. The CVCC was soon followed by the revolutionary 1997 EV. Plus, the first all-electric production vehicle powered by an advanced (for its time) nickel-metal hydride battery.
In 1998, the Honda Civic GX became the first and only fully assembly-line produced Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) passenger car. This technology lives on today in the 2015 Civic Natural Gas.
Fueling The Automotive Future
But no better example of how Honda is breaking new ground is its 2016 Honda Clarity FCV. The letters “FCV” stand for “Fuel Cell Vehicle.” The Clarity uses the most abundant element in the universe, hydrogen, to power a new generation of earth-friendly, sustainable vehicles whose only byproduct is water. This revolutionary approach incorporates unique fuel-cell technology to create a beautiful and well-equipped four-door sedan with an approximate cruising range of up to 300 miles.
In fact, Honda leads the way in alternative-fuel technology that you can drive today. Cars like the all-electric, urban-smart Honda Fit EV, for example, run exclusively on battery power with an impressive 132 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) on the highway and 105 MPGe in the city. Powerful rechargeable lithium batteries provide near instant throttle response while generating zero tailpipe emissions.
Honda plug-in hybrid models such as the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in use a combination of rechargeable electric power along with a thrifty gasoline engine to achieve remarkable fuel efficiency without sacrificing comfort, performance, handling, or luxury. The Accord’s EV Drive operates when you start from a stop, during light cruising, and when braking. The gas engine gives you the boost in acceleration when you need it.
Honda’s lineup of hybrid vehicles such as the Accord Hybrid and Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid offers a winning combination of impressive fuel economy with spirited performance. The Accord Hybrid is the only car in its segment with a 50-mpg EPA-estimated highway rating. Hybrid technology incorporates high-capacity Lithium-ion batteries along with a gasoline engine to provide exceptional range and performance. Additionally, Honda’s hybrids help reduce air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and dependence on oil imports. The onboard battery uses regenerative energy while braking and decelerating, removing the need for it to be plugged in and recharged.
And the 2016 Honda Insight Hybrid is the “hybrid for everyone.” It features Honda’s unique Satellite-Linked Navigation System™, Eco-Assist™ to show you how efficiently you’re driving, and an efficient 1.3-liter i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine designed to work with the Insight’s Integrated Motor Assist® that supplies additional power and torque via a dedicated electric motor for exceptional fuel economy.
Innovations To Keep You Safer
These advanced power plants and forward-thinking fuel technologies are just some of the many examples of how Honda leads the way in developing tomorrow’s vehicles today. Another great example is Honda Sensing™, an advanced suite of active safety technologies that work together to help drivers avoid accidents. Here’s how they work:
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW) uses a combination of radar and optical sensors that can sense if you unexpectedly deviate from your intended lane of travel. LDW then alerts you with flashing lights and audible sounds.
- Lane-Keeping Assist System (LKAS) can tell if you are fatigued or distracted by whether the car is drifting without signaling. LKAS then nudges the steering wheel the steering wheel to keep you centered in your lane.
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) uses advanced optics that can “see” if your vehicle moves too close to the side of the roadway or the shoulder. The system alerts you by a series of rapid steering wheel vibrations. If you continue to drift off the road, the system can even adjust the steering and braking to bring you back into your designated lane.
- Adaptive Cruise Control uses a combination of radar and optics to calculate the safest distance between your car and the car ahead of you, so you don’t need to adjust the interval yourself.
- Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses a small camera in the front of the windshield. It can detect if you are getting too close to a vehicle or if a possible collision is imminent. The system then uses audible and visible alerts to make you aware of the risk. If no action is taken, the system coordinates with the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™) to automatically apply the brakes, if necessary.
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS™) uses state-of-the-art millimeter-wave radar technology that takes over for you if it senses an unavoidable collision directly ahead of you. The system sounds a warning and can even apply the brakes, if necessary.
Additionally, Honda was the first automaker to offer a standard multi-angle rearview camera with sight lines. You can observe the rear of your vehicle from three different angles, including normal, top down, and wide to help avoid obstacles. Another important safety feature is Honda’s Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). It monitors your tire pressure and lets you know if one or more of your tires need filling by way of a special symbol that illuminates on the instrument panel. Daytime running lights make your Honda more visible to oncoming traffic.
As a result, Honda achieves top safety accolades such as the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and NHTSA 5-Star awards for exceptional vehicle safety.
Built To Outperform
Honda’s superbly engineered engines are a textbook of Honda’s latest automotive thinking. Take the Honda Accord’s Earth Dreams 3.5-liter, 278-hp, 24-valve i-VTEC V6 for example. It’s designed to deliver outstanding performance at any engine speed thanks to its advanced variable-valve technology. The V6 pairs with a smooth shifting continuously variable transmission (CVT) to deliver excellent fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway. The award-winning new 2016 Honda Civic, winner of the North American Car of the Year and Motor Trend’s Car of the Year awards, is the first Honda to offer an all-new 1.5-liter, high-efficiency turbocharged engine that develops 174-hp and 192 lb.-ft. of torque.
Brilliant Tech That Helps You Connect
Last, but certainly not least, Honda engineers have developed a brilliant assortment of the latest communication, connectivity, entertainment, and navigational technologies designed to keep you in touch with today’s modern world like never before. Honda engages you with a variety of technology touch points that come together with a large, colorful 7-inch touchscreen display conveniently mounted in the dash above the center console. Honda recently upped its technology game as one of the first automakers to take advantage of the available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Whether you use an iPhone® or an Android-powered smartphone, you now get unsurpassed access to an array of music, navigation, telephone, and Internet-based features. All Honda models come with Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, Pandora®, and a handy USB audio interface. Upmarket trim levels, such as the EX and above, also add SiriusXM® Radio, HD Digital AM & FM Radio® to the equation.
Plus only Honda offers its exclusive HondaLink® App that lets you use your smartphone to schedule service and help keep your Honda running its best.
Drive The Future Today At Your Valley Honda Dealers
Honda takes technology further than ever before for an automotive experience you’ve never imagined. We invite you to take a new 2015 or 2016 Honda for a test drive at one of our conveniently located Phoenix-area Valley Honda Dealers. See for yourself how Honda’s innovation and vision for the future of automotive technology can be yours today. To find a Valley Honda Dealer near you, please click here.